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by: Mavis Hansen

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COLUMBUS DAY was a holiday for many.  Wherever you were, what ever you were doing, hope you had a marvelous day.  October is always a great time of the year, some days warm and sunny, some days cooler and cloudy, but most days just beautiful.  Let us all enjoy our beautiful California weather.  October is also a great time of the year to get your annual Flu Shot.  Did you know that this year, more that 1.5 million children will die in developing countries of diseases that can be prevented by a vaccine?  This year, the United Nations Foundation and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs has partnered with SHOT AT LIFE, a program asking you to become involved, not only in taking care of yourself and your loved ones by making sure that you have received your annual flu shot, but by your donations to the program or by, in our San Gabriel Valley Area, going to a nearby Walgreens Pharmacy for your flu shot.  THEY WILL DONATE ONE VACCINATION TO A CHILD in a developing country for every one given and if you have medicare, they will fill out the paperwork for you and all will be at no charge.  YOU COULD SAVE A CHILDS LIFE AND ALSO YOUR OWN!

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 you have an opportunity to participate in a Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign.  If interested contact House of Ruth at 909-988-5559.

Sierra Mar District of Business and Professional Women will hold their Fall Conference on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Double Tree Hilton, 888 Montebello Boulevard, Rosemead, California.  Registration will begin at 8:30 A.M.   The meeting will begin at 9:00 A.M.   Following the opening ceremonies, greetings from the State Representative and a short business meeting, the morning program will be presented by Kim Plater, San Gabriel Valley District Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Chairman and Co-Director of Covina Woman’s Club DVAC (Domestic Violence Action Coalition). Club Presidents will give their reports and following lunch the afternoon speaker, Marta Escanuelas will talk about MERCI’S services, the building program and Merci’s Trees of Enchantment. Merci serves the developmentally disabled in the San Gabriel Valley.

East Los Angeles – Montebello Business and Professional Women’s Club announces Nancy Tosch, Woman of Achievement.   Ms.  Tosch will be honored at a dinner at the Double Tree Restaurant, 888 Montebello Blvd., Rosemead, California on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.  Social time begins at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:00 p.m. Nancy Tosch is a volunteer with Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley, an active member of Pasadena College Women, an usher at the Pasadena Playhouse, a participant in the “Making Strides Against Cancer” annual walk in Monterey Park and on the Alter Guild of St. Paul’s  Lutheran Church in Monterey Park.    The recognition dinner is open to anyone interested.  For further information contact Linda Wilson, “Woman of Achievement” Program Chairman, East Los Angeles – Montebello Business and Professional Women at 626-307-5650.

The Children’s Day parade and Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013.  The Parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Valley Mall in El Monte, travel south on Tyler Avenue and end at Arceo Park.  The Harvest Festival will be held at Arceo Park, 3125 Tyler Avenue, and El Monte from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Stage performances, rides, bouncers, petting zoo, food booths, drawings for free bicycles and helmets, give a ways and lots of family fun.  For more information contact Lisa Del Real at 626-580-2200.

Always lots of activities to keep you busy, See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN.

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